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Donald Martino: Notturno, Etc / New Millenium Ensemble


Release Date: 10/25/2005 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 800   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Donald Martino
Performer:  Rachel Rudich
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Millennium Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Donald Martino may be one of the last modern American composers who writes tough, uncompromising music for adventurous listeners, and this disc spans many years and the different facets of his personality. Notturno is one of his best-known works, and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1974. He described this highly dramatic, colorful work as ìa sort of ënight musicí descriptive of the moments before I go to sleep, when Iím reviewing the day, when all the miseries and the beauties come together in a kind of chaotic swirl without pattern. Itís about the diversity of feeling that I undergo daily when I contemplate my life at that moment before sleep.î From the Other Side represents Martino in his ìmost sour mood, so disillusioned, so Read more debilitated by the state of ëartíÖthat tears must turn to laughter.î In between is the virtuoso, prize-winning flute work Quodlibets II. This is a disc that will reward the listener who really likes modern music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Notturno by Donald Martino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Millennium Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
Venue:  Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 17 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase (06/01/1993 - 06/02/1993) 
2.
Quodlibets II by Donald Martino
Performer:  Rachel Rudich (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Millennium Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
Venue:  Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 13 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase (06/01/1993 - 06/02/1993) 
3.
From the other side by Donald Martino
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Millennium Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Venue:  Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 27 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Recital Hall, SUNY Purchase (06/01/1993 - 06/02/1993) 

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